TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jun 11, 2015

Tennessee lawmakers Tuesday discussed changing state law so that some terminally ill patients believed to have less than six months to live could legally participate in assisted suicide, the Tennessean reports. Oregon approved the nation's first assisted suicide law in 1997, but only Washington state and Vermont have followed with their own laws in the nearly 18 years since the first "Death with Dignity Act." State legislators will take up the legislation when they return for regular session in January.